Mike Howe: Howe's Fishing

Take a trip before winter wanes

February 14, 2019 at 2:56 pm

What a difference a couple weeks make! In my last column, I was talking about the mild weather, and welcoming the fact that with February, we were finally getting a shot of winter! Here, just 14 days later, snow continues to pile up, and w...

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With February, comes winter

February 07, 2019 at 4:46 pm

Montana residents who really donít engage in winter sports have been enjoying the mild winter weather, while those of us who relish the snow and cold have been quite disappointed so far. Especially for ice anglers, the slow pace of ice gro...

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Remembering fishing milestones over the years

February 07, 2019 at 4:51 pm

I marvel daily when I think back on milestones or markers in my life, and how long it has been since something began, ended or lasted. Take, for example, my tenure with writing this column for the Daily Inter Lake. I wrote my introductory c...

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Whereís winter?

January 17, 2019 at 3:00 am

Have you been out ice fishing in the valley this year? If you have, I am guessing it has been on one of our smaller bodies of water, as it seems Olí Man Winter just refuses to strike a ďdealĒ with Mother Nature and get serious about making ...

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The good stuff

December 19, 2018 at 9:42 am

In my last column, I spoke of the excitement I was facing as I prepared for the St. Paul ice fishing show, not just for the opportunity to speak to show goers about the fishing opportunities Montana has to offer, but to actually see and exp...

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Ice show report

November 29, 2018 at 3:00 am

Well, the unofficial kickoff to the ice fishing season begins this weekend, with the opening of the St. Paul Ice Fishing Show in Minnesota. This show is the granddaddy of them all, the biggest and longest-running celebration of all thing ic...

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Ice is back on the lakes

November 15, 2018 at 10:40 am

The first glimpses of frozen lakes were viewed over the weekend, on some of the first lakes to traditionally freeze, but we have a long way to go before we can safely say that itís time to go ice fishing. Every year we get a lake or two tha...

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Hereís the scoop on those little green jigs: You wonít be sorry!

November 01, 2018 at 10:08 am

I donít think there is a freshwater fish on the planet that canít be fooled by a green jig.Sure, the size of that jig is relative to the size of the fish, in most cases, but fish eat small morsels as often, if not more often, than they do b...

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Winterizing your boat

October 18, 2018 at 10:58 am

Unless you are a hardcore, all-season angler that uses your boat any chance you can get, it is time to think about putting her away for the winter. It is real easy to get distracted now with hunting seasons looming and the ďIíll get to tha...

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The best is yet to come

September 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

I get pretty darn excited about fall fishing. I mean, when it comes to all the things that I really enjoy about my personal fishing time, the next six week or so is when it really all comes together for me. As a guide and outfitter, almost...

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